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  • Reddington
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Another quick video intro, this time from incoming freshman forward Maeve Connolly:

    https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...97561680412672
    Connolly looks skilled in the Prep School videos I quickly watched. Penn State at Nobles that is a first. I would like to see video with the East Coast Wizards at Stoney or NAHA.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Another quick video intro, this time from incoming freshman forward Maeve Connolly:

    https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...97561680412672

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  • shelfit
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Say three Mail Harry's and cross yourself! I think Celeste Brown really connects with the players, and I sure would hate to lose her, especially to RIT.
    Well it is her alma mater so she knows first-hand the pros and cons of the school and the athletics department and the history of the head coaches. So either she goes for it, or she stays clear of the mess and decides to stay put and continue learning until a better head coaching job arises. Still, don't be surprised to see her back at RIT as their program's first female head coach since Julie Handzel was the coach from 1990 to 1995! You go girl!
    Last edited by shelfit; 05-01-2020, 08:03 PM.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Originally posted by shelfit View Post
    She'll be the new head coach at RIT now that they've fired the coaches from this year. You heard it here first!
    Say three Mail Harry's and cross yourself! I think Celeste Brown really connects with the players, and I sure would hate to lose her, especially to RIT.

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  • shelfit
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Assistant coach Celeste Brown breaks down a nice defense-to-offense transition: https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...64273539616773
    She'll be the new head coach at RIT now that they've fired the coaches from this year. You heard it here first!

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Assistant coach Celeste Brown breaks down a nice defense-to-offense transition: https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...64273539616773

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  • D2D
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Don't let her fool you - she's got Gopher blood in there somewhere.
    She would have fit in very nicely had she stayed home, for sure.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    Thanks for the warning, but Miss Bowman must have missed last fall's game, in which the Gophers beat the Nittany Lions to stay undefeated at 9-0. And she probably didn't get a chance to see why they are an up and rising program: "Why Minnesota?".

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1253418917076234241
    Don't let her fool you - she's got Gopher blood in there somewhere.

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  • D2D
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    (Warning to Minnesota fans: she didn't fully appreciate Penn State football at Beaver Stadium until she went to a football game at the University of Minnesota and thought it was pretty lame - her words, not mine )
    Thanks for the warning, but Miss Bowman must have missed last fall's game, in which the Gophers beat the Nittany Lions to stay undefeated at 9-0. And she probably didn't get a chance to see why they are an up and rising program: "Why Minnesota?".

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1253418917076234241

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Originally posted by Crankyape View Post
    Bothun will transfer before this even happens. She has been scared of competition her whole life! Has jumped from one team to the next whenever competition arises.
    To be honest, I'm kind of watching to see what Josie Bothun does, coming into a program with potentially four other goalies and not a chance in h*ll to play as a freshman ahead of Jenna Brenneman (if she's back as a grad student) and Chantal Burke. Even as a sophomore, she won't be a lock, either, depending on how good Annie Spring is - I know nothing about her.
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    More coolness - here's a Penn State podcast with former standout women's hockey player Laura Bowman: https://gopsusports.com/podcasts/epi...aura-bowman/42

    (Warning to Minnesota fans: she didn't fully appreciate Penn State football at Beaver Stadium until she went to a football game at the University of Minnesota and thought it was pretty lame - her words, not mine )

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  • Crankyape
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Well, here's a good one: an intro from another incoming freshman goalie, Annie Spring from Chicago Mission. Say what?

    https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...72422690459654

    On collegecommittments.com, she's listed as starting in 2021-22, and in Penn State's article in November about the incoming 2020-21 freshmen, there's no mention of Annie Spring. If Jenna Brenneman is coming back as a redshirt senior/grad student, that would make five goalies on the Penn State team for 2020-21 (Brenneman, Burke, Leonard, Spring, and Bothun).

    2021-22 would see Cam Leonard as a redshirt senior goalie, and Annie Spring and Josie Bothun as sophomore goalies, unless one of them is smart enough to redshirt her freshman season.
    Bothun will transfer before this even happens. She has been scared of competition her whole life! Has jumped from one team to the next whenever competition arises.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Re: 2020-21 Penn State Nittany Lions

    Well, here's a good one: an intro from another incoming freshman goalie, Annie Spring from Chicago Mission. Say what?

    https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...72422690459654

    On collegecommittments.com, she's listed as starting in 2021-22, and in Penn State's article in November about the incoming 2020-21 freshmen, there's no mention of Annie Spring. If Jenna Brenneman is coming back as a redshirt senior/grad student, that would make five goalies on the Penn State team for 2020-21 (Brenneman, Burke, Leonard, Spring, and Bothun).

    2021-22 would see Cam Leonard as a redshirt senior goalie, and Annie Spring and Josie Bothun as sophomore goalies, unless one of them is smart enough to redshirt her freshman season.

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  • Reddington
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Senior Kate Rydland was named the 2020 Ms. Penn State: https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...35685749645317
    I watched the Rydland video and it is easy to see why the Coaches loved her - smart, very good speaker and says all the right things. That's not an easy award to get at Penn State and is a nice feather in the cap for the team.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Senior Kate Rydland was named the 2020 Ms. Penn State: https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...35685749645317

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  • Reddington
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Man, wouldn't that make for quite the dilemma for Jeff Kampersal? I know officially he would say he's making the goalies compete for the starting position, but really? Maybe that's true if there's a big difference in the talent level of your goalies, just so you can say (at least hypothetically) that they all had an even shot at starting. But what about when you have two goalies as good as Jenna Brenneman and Chantal Burke? How do you choose between a grad-student goalie who lost her senior year to injury, and a true senior who had a phenomenal junior season? Man...first world problems, eh?

    In Brenneman's case, she transferred to Penn State from Clarkson to get playing time as a junior and senior, which I'm sure was the implication that got her to come here. Losing her senior year to injury, are you bound by any transfer deal that was made - or implied - and compelled to start Brenneman over Burke?

    In Burke's case, how do you disregard her stellar performance last season and not start her over Brenneman? She finished in the top ten nationally, and was the best in the CHA. How could you have a goalie like that working the door on the bench?

    It would be an interesting situation to have four goalies on the team, with incoming freshman Josie Bothun added to the mix, and two of them being the caliber of Jenna Brenneman and Chantal Burke.



    Bella Sutton was a great addition to Penn State at the level they were at when she got here. She had a rocket of a shot from the blue line. Kelsey Crowe was an even better defender. I think Crowe could keep playing as Penn State continues to progress, more than Sutton would have, but Sutton was good in her time, for sure. On today's Penn State team, Rene Gangarosa is a perfect fit - strong and sound defensively, and very effective offensively. I really like her style.



    I can't wait to see how Natalie Heising works as a senior, especially if she's paired with incoming freshman Kiara Zanon. I'm imagining a line with Heising, Zanon, and Shea Nelson. Naturally, Kampersal won't put anything like that together, now that I said that . Katie Rankin and Rachel Weiss are two other possible additions to a top line, and then you have a group leftover for mix and match lines.
    I have no idea why you would get tripodded (I may have made up a word) when one can argue you do a more effective job of marketing the program than the school itself. Of course whatever you are doing may not fit their narrative whatever that might be.

    Your videos are more in line with when Penn State first started with Yoxheimer. Your productions have a reality TV type of feel and I think it is what people want right now.
    Last edited by Reddington; 04-26-2020, 11:44 AM.

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